Blood Orange and Ginger Summer Punch

This summer has been hot. Really, really hot. To conquer the heat, punch happens to be tremendously thirst quenching—especially when imbibed outside in the shade, preferably with a group of friends. And while I currently live in a one-bedroom city apartment instead of say, a charming cottage with a sprawling, verdant veranda….no matter. I built a cocktail around two of my new favorite beverages—Italian blood orange juice and Fresh Ginger’s Original Ginger Ale. The orange juice hails from Sicily, where at the base of Mt. Etna volcanic soil aids the growth of the fruit. It is sourer than regular orange juice, and vibrantly colored. The ginger ale is made with real ginger, so it has a satisfying, almost spicy bite. These two ingredients are paired with lime and, for the adult version, liquor. For mine, I used ginger vodka, but you could use another kind vodka or rum, if you prefer.

Ginger, orange and limeJuicing a lime


Makes one, 10-ounce drink

  • 1.5 ounces ginger vodka
  • ½ cup blood orange juice
  • ½ cup Original ginger ale
  • juice of ½ lime
  • lime wedge, for garnish


Mix ingredients together and stir. Add ice cubes, garnish with a thin slice of lime.

Ginger and orange, tall glass

Cocktail from above, 2

One comment


    Woauuuuuuuuu! I feel like tasting it right now!

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